What? Now, I'm not a fan of our current political system, Left or Right or retarded like tRump. But I surely would have thought the Jews supported him. After all, his son-in-law is Jewish. His daughter converted to Judaism. He essentially gave Israel Jerusalem. Etc. And the headline above suggests that they did, in fact, support him at one point- but have now rejected him. Why? Something didn't smell right....
So, let's dig a little deeper. Did they support him in 2016? Are Republicans generally loosing Jewish support? The article after all says:
"..the Republican Party has lost support from Jews since he's been president," Soifer said. "They should be concerned."
Why? According the Pew Poll below, Jews only made up 3% of the electorate in 2016:
71% of Jews supported the democratic nominee in this year’s election — slightly more than the 69% who voted for Obama in 2012, but significantly less than the 78% who turned out for Obama in 2008, the 74% who voted for Kerry in 2004, or the 79% who voted for Gore in 2000." Read more: https://forward.com/news/353914/by-the-numbers-3-key-takeaways-from-the-2016-jewish-vote/
But, maybe she means he would loose key states in the 2020 election without Jewish support.
But, how did that go again in 2016?
Oh, right. He didn't win Jew York or Commiefornia. But Florida! Little Israel. He won there?
Not so fast. A county breakdown looks like this:
And a map of the Jewish population in Florida looks like this:
Well, isn't that interesting. Even though tRump won Florida, the Jews in Florida voted for Clinton.
Take a look at the US map above, and compare it with a map of Jews in the United States:
So, circling back to the beginning, what in the heck is The Hill story about anyway? It's a non-issue. The Jews don't generally support Republicans, certainly didn't support them or tRump in 2016, and it makes no difference if they do in 2020.
This, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you as a classic example of back-door Jewish propaganda. In an effort to increase their influence, they are yelling the sky will fall if you don't have their support. Given that tRump loves to be loved, I think this is also a back-handed way to try to garner increased support from him.
But wait, there's more: here's the kicker. If the above sounds a little conspiratorial, let's look at the source: notice the report is essentially from a "Democratic strategist", a Ms. Halie Soifer. What the article doesn't mention is that our "mere strategist" is in fact the Executive Director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America.
If that weren't enough, it's worth pointing out where this was published: The Hill is owned and run by the Jewish Finkelstein family. No joke.
So, let's add it all up:
Their preferred party being out of power right now, certain influential Jews think that if they can scare or trick politicians, who otherwise wouldn't give a damn about 3% of the electorate, into believing they need Jewish support, they will expand their own power and influence.
To do this, they make up an issue, then promote it in their own media outlets. Tell a lie enough times, and eventually people mistake it for truth.